I seem to be jumping from one project to another with great urgency at the moment - no idea why, but I can't cope without having some 'crafty/knitty' project on the go!
My 'Bubbles' shawl is all done and dusted with and I was really pleased at how it turned out (pic to follow).
The general idea was to draw things to a brief halt before the Easter Hols . . . . hmmmmm, well that was the idea anyway :) However an old pattern jumped out from my folder, saying 'knit me, knit me!' - you know what I mean, hehe! I was looking for a quick 'knitty' fix before eldest son comes home from Uni for the Easter break (I'll need all my time to make him some home cooked meals as an anti-dote to student fare/ready-meals!)
Circles and Spirals Socks by Mimi Kezer is such a fun pattern to knit! There were only 9 projects attached to this pattern on Ravelry (now 10 with mine!) and I can't understand why - the photo grabbed my attention straightaway :)
I used yarn from my stash (remember the self-striping yarn which was meant for a plain old 'vanilla' sock earlier in the year - too boring!). I think these yarns were made for this sock pattern :) :) The self striping effect of the contrast colour yarn gives a really clever effect of lots of of colour changes without the hard work - only two colours and it looks like twenty, whoooop!
I was a little wary of the 'flea stitch' patterning on the heels and soles but it was more straightforward than it looks and gives a lovely 'toasty' warm feel to the sock :)
The first sock came off the needles last night and I was delighted with the fit . . .
Very cute pattern and it really revived my colour stranded knitting skills - a good learning curve for colour work too. Well done to Mimi Kezer for such a fun knit!
Now I can't decide whether to cast on the other sock straight away . . . . I probably will though :) :) :)
Cheerio an Drasda!